Tag: Car Amplifiers

Lanzar OptiDrive Series Amplifiers

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If we know our customers, bass is one of the most important aspects of their audio systems.  In order to achieve such bass, you must have an amplifier that will be able to fill the bill. The folks at Lanzar have revamped their OptiDrive series amplifiers for 2012.  Most of these beastly amps are now 0.5 ohm stable meaning they are ideal for competitions and daily use alike. Having the ability to maintain 0.5 ohm stability can keep the frustration away from people who own Dual 2 ohm subwoofers.  Two Dual 2 ohm subwoofers can ether be wired in Series configuration at an impedance of 2 ohms or in parallel configuration at an impedance of 0.5 ohms in which these amplifiers can accomplish.  The OptiDrive Series is available in ten monoblocks and two 4-channel models so you can be certain that you can find an amplifier to fit your application.

Lanzar OPTI3500D

OptiDrive Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier

Features Galore 

An amplifier is only as good as the versatility and quality it can achieve.  The Optidrive Series amplifiers all share a variety of different functions and features that make them an invaluable purchase.  They all include built in low and high-pass filters for proper tuning and sound customization. The included wired bass control knob ensures that bass levels can be conveniently controlled from a user-defined location. Pre-amp outputs are present to daisy chain multiple amplifiers together which is ideal for competitions.  As well as a heavy duty power coated heatsink for maximum heat dissipation.  Combined with a subsonic filter and a 180 degree phase control, you have an amplifier that is ready to take on any challenge.

Monoblock Models:

Bass Knob

Included Remote Bass Knob

4-Channel Models:

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MTX Audio TD & TH Amplifiers at CES 2012

MTX Audio showcased two new lines of car amplifiers at the 2012 CES show in Las Vegas. These two new lines of amps provide a simple and clean amplifier solution for those looking to power their speakers or subwoofers.

MTX Audio TD Car Amplifiers

The TD series of amps are specifically designed to have big power output in a smaller chassis. By utilizing the latest in car amp technology, MTX was able to create a compact and efficient amplifier. They feature a black aluminum heatsink that spans across the top and sides of the amp case.

MTX Audio TH Car Amplifiers

The TH series of amplifiers are designed to exceed expectations. These new amps are feature packed and stunning looks. Each of the monoblock amplifiers are stable to a 1 ohm load, while the two channel and four channel are stable to 2 ohms. The monoblock amps also feature a clipping protection LED indicator that will inform the installer that the signal is clipping.
Look for more great technologies and products from MTX Audio this year. They also showcased some of the new MTX Audio Extreme gear (pro audio for the car) and some of the new Thunderforms that are completely manufactured in the United States.

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Hifonics Gladiator Series Amplifiers

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                                                           Power For a New Age

Hifonics GLX1400.1D

Hifonics GLX1400.1D

Hifonics has been known to produce some of the most powerful amplifiers in the car audio market.  New to their amplifier line up this year is their Gladiator series mono and four channel amplifiers.  Named after one of the most ruthless warriors in the ancient world, the Gladiator amplifiers have improved efficiency and athletics.  The chrome mesh grill offers optimum protection just as a gladiator would use for combat.  They also have a built-in Diagnostic mode which will detect shorted speaker leads, low impedance, dangerous high temperatures, DC shorts and will shut down the amplifier to help prevent damage.

      Battle Tested Design

Hifonics GLX60.4

Hifonics GLX60.4

One of the new features of these amplifiers is the improved NGSD (Next Generation Super Class D) Technology.  This makes the amplifiers much more efficient and will allow them to run at cooler temperatures.   They also feature built-in variable crossovers, subsonic filter, bass equalization, and a HFR-3 remote control module for the monoblock models which allow for overall level control from the reach of the driver seat.  As always, these amplifiers are CEA compliant and will never over-exaggerate their stated power ratings.  The monoblocks are available in a 1000W, 1400W, 1800W, and 2200W versions.  The 4 Channel is available in a 120W and 200W (per channel) option.

  • Full range line-up includes four monoblock and two 4-channel amplifiers
  • NGSD (Next Generation Super Class D) Technology
  • Chrome mesh finish
  • Built-in Diagnostic Mode

We had an exclusive look at the Gladiator series at CES 2012.  Check it out!

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Matching Subwoofers and Amplifiers

AmpliFinder Amplifier and Subwoofer Matching Tool

Earthquake Subzero SZ10 Subwoofer

Kicker ZX750.1 Amplifier

Making Matching Easier

One of the most common questions asked at Sonic Electronix is, “How do I know which amplifier I need for my subwoofer?”  This can be a hard or even intimidating question for some but fear not Sonic Electronix has your back!  Introducing our brand new AmpliFinder tool.  AmpliFinder is an amplifier finder tool that will take away the confusion of pairing a subwoofer with an amplifier.  Not only will it tell you which amplifier you require, but it will give you a complete list of every amplifier that is suitable for your subwoofer.

JL Audio W7 Subwoofer

MTX RT500D Amplifier

How it Works

AmpliFinder will lay out the possible wiring configurations for your subwoofer.  Depending on the ohms and number of voice coils of the subwoofer, different wiring configurations will be displayed.  AmpliFinder will also take into account the RMS power rating of each subwoofer to appropriately match that of the amplifier.   Just select the manufacturer, model number, and the number of subs you wish to power and prepare to be wowed by the abundance of possibilities.  For example,  the Earthquake Subzero SZ-10, when input into the AmpliFinder will give you the Kicker ZX750.1 as a choice which is a perfect match for the 750 watts RMS subwoofer.   Also, the JL Audio 8W7AE-3  when entered will give you the MTX RT500D which is a perfect match at 2 ohms as well.

  • Conveniently search for specific subwoofers with a user friendly interface
  • Displays complete list of compatible amplifiers
  • Visual wiring configurations included in search

Why wait? Give it a try now:

AmpliFinder

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What Amplifier Do I Need For My Rockford Fosgate P3 Subwoofer?

Rockford Fosgate P3 Subwoofer (P3D4) Banner

Rockford Fosgate P3 Series Subwoofers provide a good amount of bass and when powered properly sound amazing. This week in our series of What Amplifier Do I Need? we will take a look at some of the amplifiers offered here at Sonic Electronix that are perfectly suited for the Punch Stage 3 subwoofers. P3 subwoofers are great woofers that offer amazingly clear, crisp, and precise sound reproduction and use some of the most recent technologies to really set themselves apart from the car audio pack.

Rockford Fosgate PRIME R1000-1D

PRIME R1000-1D

It is all about efficiency with the Rockford Fosgate PRIME R100-1D monoblock amplifier. This amplifier is able to output 500W RMS @ 4 ohms and 1000W RMS @ 2 ohms. With this much power you could easily run a single P3D2-10, P3D2-12 or even a P3D2-15 to a final impedance of 4 ohm. Or if you want more power you can easily power up a pair of any of those subwoofers to a final impedance of 2 ohms. The amplifier features an included wired bass level remote as well as a heavy-duty aluminum alloy heat sink for heat dissipation.

RE Audio DTS-1000.1

DTS-1000.1

RE Audio’s slogan is “Release the Beast” and with this DTS-1000.1 monoblock amplifier you will be able to do just that. This amp is perfect when looking to power up a single P3D2-10, P3D2-12 or P3D2-15 to a final impedance of 1 ohm. If you want to run the amplifier a little less hot you can also use this amp to power up a single P3D4-10, P3D4-12 or P3D4-15 to a final impedance of 2 ohms. This amplifier really does open up so many wiring options and features a 0 to +12dB variable bass boost as well as low-pass and subsonic filters for specific sound reproduction. A classy looking subwoofer deserves a sleek amplifier like the RE Audio DTS-1000.1.

MTX RT500D

RT500D

Another good amplifier to power up a single Rockford Fosgate P3 Dual 4 ohm subwoofer would be the MTX Audio RT500D Road Thunder series monoblock amplifier. Any P3 Dual 4 ohm subwoofer will wire down to 2 ohms final impedance and this amplifier will provide 500W RMS @ 2 ohms which will be enough to properly power out a P3 subwoofer. The amplifier features an Adaptive Class D topology that will create a cleaner, crisper sound while eliminating interference generally found in Class D amplifiers. The amplifier also features a Smart Engage circuitry that will make installation easy and simple into any car audio system.

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